About us

We are

Our Team

Paul Chappel

Chairman
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Philip Thomson

Treasurer
Philip is a retired Financial Adviser. He is an elected Member for Saltburn, sitting on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. He served as Chairman of Saltburn Drama Group for 12 Years and has also served as Chairman for 12 years & Treasurer for the last 7 years.

Alison Smith

Company Secretary
Alison worked as an Educational Psychologist and teacher wiithin the voluntary sector. Dor many years she was also UNICEF’s Volunteer Development Officer & Educational Representative for the NE of England & since retiring has become a trustee of an organisation working with vulnerable people seeking refuge & asylum.

Clare Booth

Trustee
Clare moved to Saltburn in 1991, and thoroughly enjoys Saltburn and living by the sea. Her professional life has involved being a librarian, a teacher and working for Barnardo's in respite care for children with special needs. She has also worked in an art gallery, which developed into an art gallery and vinyl record shop, with sessions as receptionist for antique toy auctions.

Mo Coade

Trustee
Mo is a photographer and retired secondary school teacher and departmental head. She returned to the north 16 years ago, after many years in London teaching and working with trainee teachers and artists in residence. She runs a small photographic business from home and has had her work exhibited locally and at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Wilma Gardiner-Gill

Arts Development Officer
Wilma has been the Arts Development Promoter since October 2001. In that time, she has been responsible for creating the programming of events for the Theatre and Hall bringing both high-profile touring theatre companies and big-name comedians and musicians to Saltburn. She has also supported the Saltburn Film Society which has curated 10 film festivals at the venue.

Peter Martin

Trustee
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Drexal Parker

Trustee
Drexal is retired having worked in computers and audio-visual aids. He has been involved with SC&AA for many years both as a trustee and working in the theatre. Outside of SC&AA Drexal is a group coach for the Riding for the Disabled and he also rebuilds motorcycles as a hobby.

Sue Pierce

Trustee
Sue has lived in Saltburn since 1987 and her principal passions are community drama and music. Recently retired from a career teaching in all phases of education, she is an active member of Saltburn’53 Drama group, acting, directing and writing plays, with a particular focus on youth drama.

Christine Postlethwaite

Office Manager
Christine is the SC&AA's office manager. Living and working in the Saltburn area since the age of seven she has seen the development of the Arts and live events in Saltburn flourish over the years. Whilst working as a primary school teacher, she became involved with SA through the Saltburn '53 Drama group and later as a volunteer at events and finally a Trustee.

Kath Sainsbury

Trustee
Kath has lived in Saltburn for 13 years and loves its contrasting vibrancy and tranquillity. She has worked within the refugee community for 20 years, having been a teaching assistant before that. When not enjoying walks around the local area, Kath pursues her other interests of watching football and reading.

David Jones

Trustee
David is a theatre director, photographer and Saltburn resident who has been involved in the arts all his life. He began his career teaching drama locally and was given his first professional directing job by Teesside Youth Theatre. After moving away he spent 20 years as artistic director and programmer of a 200 seat theatre on a university campus whilst teaching performing arts and arts administration.

Kerry Reay

Trustee
Kerry moved to Saltburn in 2015 from Stockton on Tees and is very pleased she made that move as she loves living beside the sea. She worked as a General nurse in the NHS for more than 27 years and retired in November 2019, when she joined SC&AA as a volunteer and then more recently as a trustee.

Fiona Haley

Trustee
Fiona was born in Saltburn and recently returned back to the town with her family. Having worked most of her career in Environment Health and Health & Safety for both Redcar and Middlesbrough Councils, she's now retired, enjoying voluntary work supporting Saltburn Arts, Saltburn in Bloom and local animal charities.

Our History

1910

The Building

Built in 1910, it was, for 59 years, the Primitive Methodist church in Saltburn: situated in the centre of the town. Close to the railway station and very much ‘at the heart’ of its congregation.
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1910

The Building

Built in 1910, it was, for 59 years, the Primitive Methodist church in Saltburn: situated in the centre of the town. Close to the railway station and very much ‘at the heart’ of its congregation.
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